Talk with After School Matters

 
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This past Saturday I had the chance to give a talk and workshop to some students in the After School Matters program, and I had a wonderful time. We started by understanding the difficulties of trying to find out what you want to become, and how hard it can be to pursue that once you know it. And what we found out was very positive and reassuring. Because once you understand the difficulties, you stop being afraid of them. I encouraged all of them to never give up and to keep moving no matter what. It is easier to find oneself and what it is that you want to become by doing things: getting jobs, studying, creating.. than by standing on the sidelines. In return, they gave me a warm welcome and a great tour around their High School, and I have to say, I was greatly impressed by the things they do: in sports, in arts, performance, and so many other departments.

We did some visual note-taking exercises to understand how listening can become an action where the brain is engaged, instead of a passive reaction. This part was really fun, and at the same time, they got to find out more about one of the many paths that one can follow with a career in the arts. We talked and did some exercises on storytelling, museum education, and illustration. And last and most importantly they showed me their own websites and their own work, - these kids are good!

It was a great inspiration to meet them and find out more about what they do and the role of After School Matters. I am now a fan of this organization, thank you everyone and stay in touch!

 

Can Twitter change the world?

After 10 weeks interning for the wonderful Ink Factory studio, I have finished my final project with them. A reflection on how Twitter can help change the world and what obstacles weaken this power of change. Social media may not be the panacea, but it has helped incorporating ethical values on entities behaviors. Careful, social media watches ;)

Thank you.

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Whaaaaat?! :D well this is my thank you note to all the beautiful messages and sharings and posts about the website I have received. I was very touched by all the loving as u can see here, and I will answer each of you one by one!! thank you.